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Cetuximab Plus Cisplatin-High Dose 5-Fluorouracil and Leucovorin (P-HDFL) for the First-Line Treatment of Advanced Gastric Cancer

2014-08-27 03:46:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators have initial evidence that the combination of cetuximab and cisplatin-HDFL may further improve the efficacy of the cisplatin-HDFL combination chemotherapy.

Description

The clinical efficacy (confirmed objective response rates, progression-free survival, overall survival), and treatment-related toxicities of this novel regimen will be examined as the first-line treatment in patients with nonresectable or recurrent/metastatic gastric cancer.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Gastric Cancer

Intervention

cetuximab, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin

Location

Department of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei
Taiwan
100

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Taiwan University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:46:45-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A deoxycytidine derivative and fluorouracil PRODRUG that is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC ANTIMETABOLITE in the treatment of COLON CANCER; BREAST CANCER and GASTRIC CANCER.

That portion of the stomach remaining after gastric surgery, usually gastrectomy or gastroenterostomy for cancer of the stomach or peptic ulcer. It is a common site of cancer referred to as stump cancer or carcinoma of the gastric stump.

A proto-oncogene protein and member of the Wnt family of proteins. It is frequently up-regulated in human GASTRIC CANCER and is a tumor marker (TUMOR MARKERS, BIOLOGICAL) of gastric and COLORECTAL CANCER.

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